Urban Cowboy Syndrome

(redirected from Saddle Sprain)
A term referring to the constellation of injuries that may follow falling from mechanical bulls
Mechanisms of injury (1) striking the ground; (2) striking the bull or getting caught on it; and (3) concussion caused by bucking
Severity Minor sprains to thumb fractures and lumbar vertebral fractures
Factors in common Victims had (1) Little/no previous bull-riding experience; (2) consumed alcohol; and (3) suffered an orthopaedic injury